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Head of Household: Jared
Have-not: Nobody
Original noms: America, Cory
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Daily Feeds Recaps

Day 45 - Friday - September 15, 2023

Last night Blue told us she was glad they aren't in jury yet, so they can get out Cameron this week and Jared next. (We know it's a double but they don't, so that timing is off, but the sentiment's the same.) And she said she was going to do some major acting with Jared. Later she told Jared she wanted them to make an F3 with Cirie, and he said they could discuss it but he didn't speak for Cirie. She did sleep over, and this morning she said she wanted to "get some answers" before her formal pre-nom meeting. He asked if she's good, if they're good? She said yes, but she'd heard a lot of stuff yesterday. She then rehashed with Jag all the convos and alliances and stories, and they discussed ways to blame Izzy rather than America for various crimes. Blue reminded Jag she was in a tricky position but said she'll talk to Jared about all of it.

Jared held his pre-nom meetings with each of them, telling nearly all of them his target was Cameron, and he'd put up America and Cory initially in hopes of sending Cameron out the backdoor. He told Felicia and Mecole that he was loyal to Brown Sugar Babes in each of their meetings, and that they should try to hold a meeting soon if possible. Cory opened his meeting by saying he expected to be going up with America and Cameron the target, and Jared pretty much confirmed. He told America similar, including that Cameron was his "sole and only target" and he retold some of yesterday's fight with Cory since she said she'd only heard Cory's side. Rehashes of the fight were also done with various others, including Jag and Cameron. Cameron said if he'd known they weren't at jury yet, he wouldn't have booted Izzy yet, and said he needed to make jury for financial reasons. He offered a deal that he wouldn't put up Jared or Blue next week if Jared doesn't put him up this week, covering both original noms and renom, and he told Jared he'd given America a similar deal in the Pressure Cooker comp that included Cory, and that he'd stuck to it. He also said something about "everyone in the fuckin comic room" which includes Cirie of course (oops), and he said he'd swear on anything except his daughter about the offer. (I figure if you're going to swear on things, specifying an exception doesn't really help convey sincerity.) And he promised his jury vote to Jared if he takes the deal.

Jared's meeting with Blue was more about their personal stuff. She cried, and said she cried all yesterday after finding out how much he hadn't told her. He apologized and admitted he'd screwed up, and said it wouldn't happen again, and he said "you're my Izzy, bro." She said she'd been ready to cut him off, and she couldn't believe how much he'd iced her out because she knew the one thing nobody else did (about him and Cirie). Cirie's meeting was last and Jared reiterated his America/Cory/Cameron plan. They each had a coffee cup of champagne and toasted having gotten this far, and she reread his letter, which was a letter from home for her in a way too, and they laughed about the family jokes in it. Jared said he wasn't sure but he thought Blue might be on to them (heh), and he said he had a feeling that Izzy may have told Blue their secret. Cirie said she didn't believe Izzy would do that, that she and Blue weren't close, and if she'd told anyone it would have probably been Cory but she didn't think Izzy would have told him either. (Correct: Izzy told nobody. Jared told Blue himself and now that Blue had brought it up again, Jared didn't want to admit his spillage to his momma.)

Matt and Blue joined Cirie and Jared in HOH and they agreed on moving ahead as a foursome, within the Seven-now-Six Deadly Sins. Naturally meetings and rehashes raged on elsewhere during all the meetings, including a lengthy Blue/Cory talk that included rehashes going back to Hisam. America and Cory both went to work after hearing the news, with America planning to pick Blue to play veto and Cory planning to pick Matt if they get the option to pick. Felicia and Mecole had a lengthy check-in/rehash in the pantry, and Felicia eventually asked if Mecole would like a final two with her because she'd been feeling sketchy about their fellow Babes. Mecole said "yes I would!" and they hugged on it.

Jared nominated America and Cory, as planned. Feeds came back to couples cams. America and Cory had taken to their bed stealth whispering about "worst case scenario" and the like, along with some smacky kissing and humping ("3 AM-ing" per Cory). Cory said they were actually in the best position possible. I'm not sure how he meant that since they still have to get through the veto portion of the week, but I don't have the type of gamebot brain he does. Cameron came along and said "so this is what it's like to not see your picture on tv" since this was the first noms ceremony he hadn't been HOH or shown up on the screen as a nominee. Jared ran another lengthy rehash monologue to Blue. Formation of the For Real For Real alliance and whether it was real or fake, plus when Cory said his brother was on Survivor and to whom ended up being two of the main issues of the last 24 hours of chaos. Cory told Mecole that tidbit earlier today when Cameron made a joke that his sister had been on Survivor.

Jag joined America and Cory and they relapsed into their self-deprecating and giggly Unreliables banter for awhile. Cory retold his Jared fight yet again, this time saying things like he'd stood up twice to make points, coming to eye level with Jared who was sitting down, and saying his Cory smoke wasn't effective - it was steam. Feeds finally moved off the 'mancers and joined the rest of them in the living room playing guessing games, categories, I Spy, naming favorite comps and general topics chat. The habitat was overall more relaxed than it's been in a very long time, maybe all season, and I for one welcomed that. This group has kept updaters and recappers on our toes for 45 days without a break.

Matt and Cirie chatted in HOH and discussed America vs Cory if veto isn't used, Matt said he thought America was scarier to keep and Cirie said Cory would be out for revenge, and Matt lightly bashed both of them, as planned with Jag and Blue. With no piggies, no Cardboard Josh, and no Izzy, feeds remained low energy and non-eventful through the evening. There was no formal dinner so hamsters mingled in and around the kitchen, eating casually and playing word games.

America told Jag that Cameron had asked her to pick him for veto if she gets the option, and she told Jag she didn't want to and hoped she doesn't pull the Houseguest Choice chip. The Seven-now-Six Sins tried to meet in HOH while Cameron was in Diary but Jared and Jag were late. The others watched everyone's whereabouts on the HOH screen and eventually Jared arrived, but Jag was deep in chit-chat with Cory and America in the bathroom. Jag is usually Mr Let's Hold A Meeting so it was ironic and funny that he didn't show up. Mecole went up at one point to socialize, and Felicia, Cirie, Matt hid in the bathroom. Felicia came out and Mecole chatted some, listened to music, and left, so the hiders came out of the bathroom but Jag was still chatting downstairs, clearly having missed the cue and oblivious. By then Cameron was out of Diary and went up to HOH, so Blue, Cirie, Matt went back to hide in the bathroom while he talked to Jared about the veto draw. Eventually he left, Cirie and Matt went to Have-not for a roundabout exit, and Jag finally showed up to HOH, where he ran his loopy loops to Blue and Matt. Blue suggested the three of them could get farther if they play things carefully between the power factions. Jared later told the three of them if Cameron isn't picked for veto he'd pick him to host, and they roared with laughter. Cameron asked America if she and Cory had orders not to pick him and she nodded. He said he thought so, and America said she was afraid if she did pick him to play, it would make her a target.

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Day 46 - Saturday - September 16, 2023

Bowie, Cameron, Jag were picked to play for veto with Jared, America, Cory. Apparently Cory got Houseguest Choice and picked Jag, then America pulled Jag's chip and drew again, getting Cameron's. Matt will host, and said he was looking forward to another costume. Felicia told Bowie she had to gun for it so Cameron doesn't win, and she said America's face fell when she pulled his chip. Cory told America he'd rather Cameron win than Jared, and that Cameron had told him if he wins, he'll pull one of them off and vote in favor of the other, saying he wanted to move forward with them as a trio, and he told America the same. Cameron suggested to her that she throw the comp to him, adding "throw fucking caution to the wind and play some Big Brother."

Blue told Cirie she needed to be careful because with Izzy gone, people were talking about Cirie and Jared being close. Cirie seemed surprised by that, and said she was locked in with Blue, Jared, Matt though she felt like a third wheel with Blue and Jared, and that she didn't really have anyone now without Izzy, but most everyone else was paired up. She also said Izzy had been the connection between her and Jared (which Blue knows isn't true). Cirie then told Jared if Cameron wins and takes down America, "put me up because everyone's associating you with me." She said that would clear him about that chatter and "it'd be the best thing for your game." He said he couldn't do that but she said he still had Blue, and "think about it," and "if I stay and we stay connected, they're gonna be looking at you funny." Cirie said she'd rather Jared have a better chance moving forward, he again said "can't do it," and she said "especially if I'm asking you to?"

Matt starting looking like his lost buddy Cardboard Josh as he waited for the comp. Blue retold her and Jared's fight and makeup to America, and they hoped to target Bowie for renom, and they agreed they wanted to join up as a four with Jag and Cory. Blue said she'd tried to convince Jared that Jag trusted him in hopes that Jared wouldn't put up Jag as renom. Blue told her at one point "we both got loose lips apparently" (true) and later urged America not to tell Jared any of this because "that's gonna fuck me up." Blue then retold to Jag and they celebrated with huge smiles and jumping around, and hoped the four of them could meet up later. Amid the usual speculation about which comp it might be, Jared went on a stay and fold technique tour to pitch ways to work together in case it's that comp. Word on the streets is it will be OTEV and if so, that was a lot of wasted time by Jag when he could have been studying for whatever questions OTEV asks.

Feeds went to adoptable anipals for the comp early again, around 11.30am, came back a little before 4pm, and Jag won his second veto. It wasn't OTEV but was called Sweaty Scrimmage, with a football theme and both puzzle plus physical elements, along with pattern sequences, transferring water (maybe "sweat") in small containers, and running and diving for goal posts. It sounded like there were a lot of falls but all agreed it was fun, the most fun one yet per Cameron and Jag. Cameron came in second, only 40 seconds behind Jag. Felicia later told Mecole when Cameron's name showed up in second place, it was the most cheers he's had yet. (Felicia also told her she suspected Cirie and Jared had an F2 and said she'll just ask him sometime, and that she thought her F2 with Cirie was fake.) Matt was pleased with his referee hosting outfit. The non-competitors didn't watch so there were lots of animated retells. Bowie needed help getting out of her jersey and shoulder pads. Blue and Jared did a pantry-style celebration dance in HOH.


Jag told Jared "not many things are certain in this game, I'll tell you one thing that's certain, that veto gonna get used," adding Cameron was going home. Jared told him about Cameron offering Jared his jury vote if he didn't go on the block, which I don't think he'd have mentioned if he didn't intend to renom Cameron. Jag also had a deal with Cameron for "absolute safety" this week from last week, but now they all know this week's evictee won't be a juror so there's arguably less danger in breaking those deals. I expect a lot of pressure on both Jag and Jared from Cameron about their respective deal offers because that would be on brand for him, plus debate and probable flips about whether America or Cory will sit next to Cameron for the first eviction Thursday, plus a lot of debate about the vote, even though it's been long decided, because that's what this group does.

Cameron was a good sport about losing and seemed resigned to his fate. It's only Saturday and I doubt he'll go meekly, but it was nice to see him not being his cocky, arrogant winning self or his gloomy, miserable losing self. Cory was annoyed at losing after actually trying to win for a change, but Jag told him and America "Cam is leaving this week, I want to be very clear." America and Cory agreed if they win next week they'd put up Cirie and Felicia with Jared as renom. Family dinner came back with salmon plus multiple sides, courtesy of Felicia and Mecole. Jared and Cirie had a couple check-ins while everyone else ate, including Cirie telling him about trying to reassure Blue earlier that Cirie wasn't ahead of her with Jared. And she said Blue had mentioned noticing Cirie and Jared used the same kind of toothpaste, and Cory had said something else that perked up her ears and paranoia. Cirie said she wanted to bring Bowie back in with her, and they agreed their hit list order was Cameron, America, Cory. Jared told Cirie he would never put her on the block as she'd offered earlier, saying he'd die before doing that. Felicia visited Jared in HOH and did ask point blank "who are you in a final two with?" as she'd told Mecole she would. Jared said "nobody right now, not even with Blue," followed by a lot of words words words, like he does.

Cirie and Felicia did some studying, with Felicia saying at one point about Week 1 "and then I went home." Cirie said no she didn't and they busted up. Bowie joined, like she does, and Cirie did a lot of chatting with her about alliances and general topics, as she said she would. Jared, Jag, Matt plus Blue retold and relived the comp in HOH, then went into a lengthy discussion about dangerous and deadly animals around the world, and then they doubled up laughing about the upcoming week and Cameron's eviction, among other things. The yard finally opened around 10.30pm after a full week, and the charge for the laundry machines came to a halt when they discovered there was no laundry detergent. They had mountains of towels plus everyone's clothes. Cory actually ran out of clothes and had been wearing some of America's. Fortunately some detergent was found in the pantry so another crisis was averted. Jag, Matt, Blue went to work making pizzas on tortillas and pita bread. Matt was still wearing his referee outfit. Cory and America claimed the hammock and talked about people they knew at home, and game game game.

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Day 47 - Sunday - September 17, 2023

Cameron was back to his desperate persona, which manifests itself as gloomy and grouchy (in appearance anyway). He campaigned at Matt in his condescending way, saying he didn't understand "why this isn't a slam shut case" to break up the couple. Apparently Jag told Cory and America to decide between them who gets his veto? I didn't hear that, but he implied to Matt he'll be using it on Cory. Matt and Cirie had a lengthy hammock convo that included his deafness and swimming, as well as telling her Cory was the fourth player in the power comp, and America had shared a lot of info with Cameron, and America and Cory planned to put up Cirie and Felicia with Jared as target, and America and Cory were trying to form something with him and Jag.

Felicia and Mecole figured out that Cirie wanted Felicia to go last week rather than Izzy and had tried to make that happen, resulting in the Have-not room fight, and Felicia again said Cirie's a mastermind who twists things in retells. Blue did some more cozying up/general chat with Cirie. They were joined by several others for some general life chat, including Jag and Mecole, who were still maintaining their job lies/fibs along with Blue. Cameron made pitches to/at Matt, Blue, America, Cirie, mostly consisting of he has to make jury for the extra cash, he has nobody, and let's form a majority alliance to take out everyone else. Cory pre-campaigned to Felicia, who said said she'd been hurt by learning about Cirie and Jared. And Cory pitched to Jag, who said if Cory and America can't/won't/don't decide which of them should come off, he's probably use his veto on Cory "because it's Houseguest Choice," meaning Cory picked Jag to play veto when he got that option.

Felicia did a tell-all of some kind to America, Cory, Mecole in the backyard but I missed most of that because Cameron called a meeting in HOH to pitch to Blue, Jag, Jared, Matt. He ran his loops and stated his desperation to stay this week and next to get the jury pay, and he offered himself up to them. He said "hire me, I will be the fucking party clown, I will do whatever you want" and said he was on his knees. Cirie dropped in, silence ensued, and she asked if she should come back later? Cameron said yes, could they have a second, and Cirie left saying she can "read the room," and she reported to Felicia meeting in the backyard. Cameron went on, saying he's "a hired gun" and Jared said "mercenary." The pitch was concluded, and Blue, Jag, Matt met in Have-not to agree Cameron did not get the job and Jag will still use his veto. Blue brought up Cameron tipping his head or making eye contact when he mentioned he always keeps his deals, and they wondered if he'd made one with Jared. Jag did not mention his with Cameron from last week.

Cirie and Jared had a check-in, which included him telling her Felicia talked with him yesterday. He said she asked why he didn't use his veto on her last week and he retold that, but he did not tell Cirie that Felicia asked who he had F2s with (which was Felicia's whole reason for talking to him). Cirie said she had to win HOH because she thought Cory and America were coming for Jared. Jared said he knew that but he wasn't worried about them. Cirie said she didn't think Jag and Matt would try to win HOH this week but told Jared to be careful, that Cory may act like he was alone but he and America may have set up an alliance when the Izzy vote flip happened. Jared said he didn't give Cory that much credit (oops.) Jag retold Cameron's "I'm for hire now, I'm a hired gunslinger" pitch to Cory, and said it was the "craziest pitch he ever heard." Jag and Blue had a check-in, happy that Felicia said she can't trust Cirie and Jared. Blue said Cirie told America that For Real For Real was indeed real and she still wanted to work with her. Jag said "they are fucking quivering" and Blue said she hoped America wins HOH and puts up Jared and Cirie because Cirie was too good at covering her bases.

They got a booze delivery minutes before the late-airing episode started. Typically questionable timing, but that's how they roll. It was the first pantry delivery of the season, at least that's been on feeds. As the show ran the pre-eviction Have-not room fight between wall comp segments, feeds got louder and laughier. Cory took a swig of red wine and shuddered, and America chugged some red wine as a beer chaser. She proceeded to get a little sloshy as expected, and later was flirty and suggestive about her and Cory's extracurricular escapades to a kitchen group. She said Cory wasn't a great kisser at first and did "woodpecker kisses" (with demo), and she said "I'll suck his toes" and "the hat, the blanket, the toes, the mustache, the tan, it's for me." Mecole said "I rebuke all of this" and Jag said "get America more wine!" Cory said they've never done anything outside of the scary room and everyone groaned loudly because they all knew otherwise. Felicia and a backyard group talked and laughed loudly about peeing and pooping the bed. America, Cory, Jag, Matt, Mecole chatted movies and tv series for awhile as various others drifted off to bed.

Jag will likely use his veto on Cory tomorrow, and Jared will likely put Cameron up in his place.

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Ratings - BB Cafe special edition

Ratings are based on whimsy

Noms count: original/renom/twist

Outwardly, the BB Cafe seems like a nice, local, homey place to grab a bite but it's actually just one in a large chain owned by a faceless corporate conglomerate. Everything's been carefully constructed after many consumer studies to lure in customers with the cute asylum decor and giant meatballs. Some locations have a suggestion box indicating they're open to new ideas, but it's rarely opened.

Won: Dinner guest

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/0 - HN 2


27 - Applicant - Single
Medical receptionist - Brooklyn NY

Hostess. Miss America will greet you in a friendly manner and tell you the BB Cafe regretfully doesn't take reservations, so please wait over there until your table is ready and your name is called. A few regulars give her some low-key harassment by saying their party's name is Dufresne, and then they laugh, but she doesn't understand what that's about. Sometimes she'll show you to your table and hand out menus, but usually she just points in the general direction you should go. She'll usually offer you a complimentary mint on your way out.

Won: $1,000

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/0 - HN 1


25 - Recruit - Single
Brand strategist - New York, NY

Customer. As an up and coming brand strategist and/or foodie TikTok influencer, Blue's always looking for trendy new eateries she can 'discover' for her followers. While the BB Cafe is more basic than the usual in-crowd places she normally posts pics of herself and her food from, she's hoping to start (and take credit for) a new retro craze featuring basic burgers and sandwiches served on paper placemats in naugahyde booths.

Won: Netherland Day 11; a pressure cooker

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/0 - HN 2


45 - Applicant
Barrister/DJ - Los Angeles, CA

Unknown. Bowie's a regular at the BB Cafe and most assume she's an employee, but nobody's quite sure what she does. There's been some gossip that maybe she's an undercover food critic, but after her 47th consecutive day showing up, that theory's been dropped. Maybe she's an undercover security agent making sure nobody slips the little jam and jelly packets into their bag to take home. Whatever she is, she's nearly always in a good mood and she doesn't cause more than her share of problems, so they let her stick around.

Won: Europe trip; 1 week 5 days piggy suit; 2000 cups of dirt with Izzy

HOH 2 - Veto 1 - Noms 3/0/0 - HN 0


34 - Applicant - Separated, 1 daughter
Stay-at-home dad - Eastman, GA

Busboy. He does a decent job of clearing away ketchup-smeared plates, syrup-sticky wadded up napkins, and the other messes BB Cafe's diners leave behind, but he often does it noisily enough to irk nearby customers, and he usually takes too long per table, blocking aisles so paying customers have to wait around for him to finish before they can pay and get out of there. That's a problem for management, plus there's been complaints about excessive curly hairs left behind on his tables, so the gossip is he's about to be fired.

Won: Dinner guest; Invincibility vote; 48 hrs kayak with Felicia

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/0 - HN 1


53 - Recruit/stuntcast - Married, 3 sons
Surgical director

Cashier. She thought she was going to be maitre d' in a more upscale restaurant that uses actual tablecloths, but she accepted the position of cashier at BB Cafe anyway. She likes keeping her eye on everyone, staff and customers alike, from her perch near the entrance, and she keeps copious mental notes about which regulars use cash and which use cards (and which cards), and she's especially aware of what kind of tippers people are. She sometimes seats customers when the Hostess goes on break to hang out in the Manager's office, but she doesn't tell America which tables she's filled. Cirie means no harm: it's just a little side game that makes her smile, and it breaks up the monotony of her long shifts.

Won: Netherland Day 1; Invincibility vote

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/1 - HN 3


21 - Applicant/stuntcast - Single
College student
Ft Lauderdale, FL

Manager. The sign on his office door says MANAGER anyway, and his office is little more than a closet, but he takes pride in the title. He has business cards that say MANAGER even though he rarely has occasion to give them to anyone. Mostly he stays in his office running profit/loss statements, risk assessment spreadsheets, and running lease vs buy analyses in case the BB Cafe ever decides to upgrade the facilities. He does most of that for his own enjoyment. His actual job is making the staff schedule and doing the weekly employee payroll, and making sure everyone reports their tips properly.

Won: 24 18 hours slimings; Dinner guest; 48 hrs kayak with Cirie

HOH 1 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/1 - HN 1


63 - Applicant - Married, 1 son
Real estate agent - Kennesaw, GA

Cook. She can whip up anything from scrambled eggs and toast to a memorable BLT, to fully catered dinners for 17 or fewer. Some of the staff claims she can be difficult to work with but they soon learn if they just stay out of her way, she'll get on with the job without incident. She's known for being particularly demanding about her stock and supplies, and the Manager tends to ignore those demands because he's always trying to lower costs in hopes corporate management notices. But they never do, and instead they usually supply Felicia with whatever raw materials and supplies she asks for because they know the customers love her food.

Won: $5,000; Netherland Day 10; Week 2 immunity; 1 week chicken suit; Invincibility vote; Day 30 revival

HOH 0 - Veto 2 - Noms 2/1/0 - HN 1


25 - Applicant - Single
Truck company owner/realtor - Omak, WA

Waiter. He's not the best waiter in the world but not the worst. He uses an order pad but doesn't always remember who gets the cobb salad and who gets the bacon burger when the food comes. He's got an easy friendly manner so his tables don't usually mind swapping plates after they've been served, but his tips are erratic.

Won: Netherland Day 9

HOH 2 - Veto 1 - Noms 0/0/1 - HN 2


25 - Applicant/stuntcast - Single
Exterminator - Norwalk, CT

Maintenance. Nobody's really sure what his job description is. Back room gossip says he only got the job because the Cashier put in a good word for him but he does do a lot, from running errands to replacing light bulbs. He shows up for work every day but is often found sleeping in empty booths, and has occasionally been reprimanded for fraternizing with a Customer.

Won: Invincibility vote and power; 1 week 5 days Duhamel-a-maniac

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/0 - HN 2


27 - Recruit - Single
Deaflympics gold medalist - Baton Rouge, LA

Waiter. He's a customer favorite and diners often request to be seated at one of his tables. This sometimes irritates the Hostess because her waiting area gets too crowded and she gets complaints about that, but diners at Jag's tables are notoriously slow eaters so the backup can't be helped. Matt's a much more efficient waiter but he and Jag usually pool their tips and then split them 50/50, even though Matt's are usually higher.

Won: Dinner with 3 guests

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/0 - HN 1


30 - Applicant - Newlywed
Political consultant - Upper Marlboro, MD

Customer. She knows the value of a dollar and she knows good food, so it's a no-brainer she eats here regularly even though she could easily afford pricier and fancier restaurants. She overhears a lot of staff gossip but she mostly stays out of it, and she never irritates fellow customers. She's gotten friendly with the Cook because she remembers to send her regards to the kitchen after a good meal, so she often gets an extra muffin or a free dessert because little tokens of gratitude are appreciated. She usually takes those extras home to eat later.

Won: 1 week 5 days piggy suit; 2000 cups of dirt with Cameron

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/0 - HN 2


32 - Applicant - Has a girlfriend
Flutist - New York, NY

5th evicted - Day 44

She clocked Cirie and Jared in a minute, and she quickly went from being a Cirie fan to a devoted ally and surrogate daughter. She made no secret of it and that didn't go unnoticed. She was often manic, chaotic, and cracked, and her animated conversations and limitless facial expressions became their own side game. She later calmed down under Cirie's mentorship and they drove the first half of the game, not always to their benefit. She was a never-a-dull-moment hamster and that's always good for fun feeds.

Won: 1 year P+ and home theater

HOH 0 - Veto 1 - Noms 1/0/0 - HN 1


37 38 - Recruit - Has a girlfriend, 3 kids
Sales/TikTokker - Gatlinburg, TN

4th evicted - Day 37

He was a caricature of himself on the episodes but he was more genuine on feeds. His and Cameron's bromance was like some over-countrified afterschool special and when they broke up, the tinkly piano shifted to a broken banjo string twang. He said some inappropriate things, he provided baked goods, and he was a good sport about his birthday roast. He was a victim of the heavily layered and interwoven alliance mess, so this feller had to skedaddle back to hawkin' moonshine in Gatlinburg.

Won: Nothing

HOH 1 - Veto 2 - Noms 0/1/0 - HN 1


45 - Applicant - Divorced
Geriatric physician/burlesquer - Seattle, WA

3rd evicted - Day 23

He painted a target on himself by winning the first two vetos and the second HOH, and he knew that. He started out fun and lively but he got HOHitis so bad his own alliance orchestrated a blindside plan to put him up and out. His campaign pitches were painful, right? As he gave marathon speeches, right? In his soft breathy voice, right? To anyone he could corner for an hour, right? He was a superb comp host and game show emcee for one of the few group activities they did.

Won: Nothing

HOH 1 - Veto 0 - Noms 1/0/0 - HN 0


24 - Recruit - Single
Bartender - Nashville, TN

2nd evicted - Day 16

Four people were already nominated when she won the first HOH and all she had to do was remove two. She spent most of the first days repeating she wanted an alliance of eight, which she eventually pulled together, with F2, F3, F4 along the way. She had it made but then found out everyone else knew about her eight and she spent the rest of her HOH week in tears. Then she hit the block and campaigned poorly, but at least she went out fighting.

Won: Nothing

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/1 - HN 0


25 - Recruit - Single
Molecular biologist - Houston, TX

1st evicted - Day 9

She was on the block when she started to pitch and double-dip, and you can't blame her for that. Being new to BB, that's what she'd seen on the shows, and most everyone else started doing the same thing right away anyway. But Kirsten became an easy scapegoat since she wasn't in their inner power circles. She would have been good feeds: she planned a scorching nominee speech, but then opted to go out classy and didn't use it.

Won: Nothing

HOH 0 - Veto 0 - Noms 0/0/0 - HN 1


30 - Survivor applicant - Single
Illustrator - Coral Springs, FL

Ejected Day 8

Between hamsters thinking he was a secret doctor and feedsters thinking he was a secret twin, his week was full of unintentional comedy. He added to that by not knowing the show or that the game had started without him, then he worked hard to join the game in progress, with no success. Then he dropped the n-word, and then he was gone.

Lines and Links of the Day


Cory to Cameron: You will beat me in every competition ever but when it comes to a war of words when we're fighting on the rhetorical battlefield, you're fucked

Jag: I have a fucking fear of Cam finding me in a place where I'm alone anywhere because he'll start talking to me
Matt: Yes! I think that's why he hasn't talked to me today because he's never found me alone, I purposely know not to be alone when he's around

Jared: Cameron said 'I'm not gonna make this a weird week'
Cirie: Why stop now?

America: I'll bring some lotion to the scramble room tonight and I'll help you moisturize your legs and stuff
Cory:You're like 'you can't campaign if you can't leave the bed'

@taylorallen133: Cirie knows exactly what's up, then Jared happens, every time #BB25

Jared: I wish we could just jump to Day 80

Matt: You can never scare a deaf kid

Cory Diary: Welcome to Cory's Strategy Corner

Cameron Piggie Diary: It's like I'm the grand marshal of Cam's Chaos Week Parade



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Tally Items

Extracurricular Tally

Flashback times are Pacific/BB time

Minor fights: 2
-Cirie vs Jared 8/28 8.25pm
-Cory vs Jared 9/14 12.42pm

Booze deliveries: 11
-Day 1 Move-in champagne
-Day 10 Hisam HOH wine
-Day 16 Felicia HOH wine
-Day 23 Cirie Pressure Cooker six beer
-Day 24 Cameron HOH wine
-Day 26 Mecole/America/Cirie/Felicia catered dinner
-Day 30 Jared HOH champagne
-Day 34 Labor Day party
-Day 37 Cameron HOH hard seltzer
-Day 44 Jared HOH champagne
-Day 47 Two wine, six beer

Makeout pairings: 2

Sex events: 5
Minimum/known, based on circumstantial evidence
-8/22 2.01pm Blue/Jared undercovers handsy stuff
-8/27 3.55am Blue/Jared (aftermath)
-9/1 9.41am Blue/Jared (aftermath)
-America/Cory (a lot of vague talk about 'something' beyond kissing)
-9/12 1.42am America/Cory

Injuries/illnesses: 18
-Reilly's numb finger from move-in comp
-Cory's numb finger from move-in comp
-Blue's bumped elbow/rug burn from 1st HOH comp
-Red's bruised butt from 1st HOH comp
-Felicia's cut finger
-Cirie's cough
-Jared's cough
-America's cough
-Red's cough
-Izzie's bruised knees from 2nd HOH comp
-Felicia's sore/swollen knee
-Felicia's cut finger (again)
-Felicia's blood sugar drop
-Red's cut finger
-Jared's cut ear
-Izzy's sore knee & rash from piggie dirt walk
-Felicia's rug burn from Week 6 veto comp
-Bowie's sore gums

Broken habitat items: 18
-Stove (on first night)
-A chair
-Two street lamp decor/props
-Turntable (decor or veto comp?)
-Leaky kitchen faucet and/or sink
-Four drowned mics (all by Felicia)
-Decor/prop eyeglasses (by Cameron)
-Iron scorch print on a chair (by Izzy)
-Have-not ass kicking machine
-Laundry machines after TS Hilary
-Kitchen spatula from Red's peanut butter pie
-Ice cube tray
-Brita water filter
-Matt's Duhamel-a-maniac camera

Revive-a-Hamster: 1
-Day 30 Jag

HOH music
-Reilly: Morgan Wallen
-Hisam: Rent soundtrack
-Felicia: Fantasia, Side Effects of You
-Cameron: Eagles Greatest Hits
-Jared: Blxst
-Cameron: Fall Out Boy, From Under the Cork Tree
-Jared: Dom Kennedy

Netherland trips: 4
-Cory Day 1 via comp
  A couple hours, got nothing?
-Jared Day 9 (late night) via comp
  12 hours, pick someone for immunity
-Jag Day 10 via Jared pick
  8 hours, Week 2 immunity
-Bowie Day 11 via Jag pick
  12(?) hours, unable to be play veto

Unusual natural events: 2
-Tropical Storm Hilary, Day 19
-Earthquake, also Day 19

Scandals outside our BB world: 3
-Luke's n-word
-Week 2 veto comp accommodations/lack of for Matt
-Jared's r-word

Premature exits: 1
-Day 8 Luke ejected

Post-cast-reveal arrivals: 1


Production Goofs

 1 They ended the season before it began
 2 Season errors for Janelle, Derrick, Frankie
 3 Julie didn't know there is a reality casting Emmy
 4 Julie forgot BB1 feeds were free
 5 Julie said a BB5 conversation was 'halfway thru the season' - it was on the 2nd episode
 6 Press pics misspelled Cory's last name
 7 Official Instagram countdown off by 24 hours
 8 CBS Mornings piece called it 'the Brother house'
 9 Two shots at juror count, both wrong: neither is 'always'
10 Misspelled Rachel's and Dick's names
11 Bowie Jane's dropped Ball
12 Staffer (barely) seen on feeds
13 Omitted move-in self-intros for Cameron, Izzy, Jag on Episode 2
14 Misspelled Cameron's and Hisam's last names
15 Misspelled Cory's last name (again), another wrong version of Cameron's, two wrong dates in press pics
16 Feeds 1/2 froze on quads, 3/4 didn't
17 Browser tabs/page titles out of date
18 Hisam called to pantry by mistake (or prematurely)
19 No Cirie bio (as of Day 11)
20 Ad for 8pm BB aired at 8.30 (golf delay day)
21 HOH comp sequencing error on 8/13 show
22 Wrong show time in press pic captions
23 P+ app on Apple TV showing July 31
24 Pre-noms audio leak with staffer giving instructions 8/18 3.37pm
25 Misspelled Reilly's name
26 BB announced the yard's open to people in the yard
27 Ticket site still shows $500k prize
28 Conflicting info about Invincibility Power
29 Repeating erroneous info about Invincibility Power
30 Flashback is on drugs
31 Mislabeled names in press pic captions
32 New misspelling for Cory's last name
33 Continuity error on 9/27 Pressure Cooker show
34 Show changed Legend 25 alliance name
35 Faulty Photoshop lost part of Jared's foot
36 Faulty streaming info on press pic captions
37 Late question about HOH comp + included outgoing HOH
38 Misspelled Jag in press pic captions
39 Questionable elimination in Week 6 veto comp
40 Show times wrong on press pic captions again
41 CBS announcer mixed up BB with Big Bang Theory
42 Leave This Line Blank on 9/17 show
43 Cirie included in press pic captions, but not in pic
44 Bowie omitted in press pic captions, when in pic

Season Stats

HOHs in order: Reilly; Hisam; Felicia; Cameron; Jared; Cameron; Jared

Veto winners in order: Hisam; Hisam; Jag; Red; Cameron; Jared; Jag

Evictions in order: Luke (ejected); Kirsten 13-0; Reilly 12-0; Hisam 11-0; nobody (Jag 10-0/cancelled); Red 8-2; Izzy 8-1

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Week 1 BB Multiverse
Losers of four move-in comps went on the block, and HOH Reilly saved two.

Week 2 Nether Region
Inconsistent and vague. Individuals were sent to Nether Region for varying lengths of time, receiving 'something good or bad' and selecting the next one to go. Roster of who went and for how long is in the Extracurricular Items tally.

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